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Turning over a new LEAF: Columbus gets first glimpse at Nissan's new fully electric car

Posted 10/13/2011 in Business

It was hard to tell whether Christmas had arrived early or Columbus Nissan had been completely launched into an even further-reaching future Wednesday afternoon as customers and employees got their first glimpse of the automobile dealership's latest offering: An all-electric car which carries a sporty look -- and an equally ambitious price tag.

 

Supes expected to fill E-911 board vacancy Friday

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County supervisors are expected to fill a vacancy on the Columbus-Lowndes County E-911 board this week. According to Sheri Fancher, E-911 director, the choice will be made at the supervisors' Friday meeting.

 

 

Committee plans to present police chief picks to council Tuesday

Posted 10/13/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The city of Columbus is closer to selecting the next police chief. The citizen search committee met Wednesday to narrow the field of applicants to five. The committee will present those recommendations on who should be heavily considered for the permanent police chief to the Columbus City Council.

 

 

Baptist hosts breast cancer education luncheon Thursday

Posted 10/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

There are a lot of misconceptions about breast cancer. Oncology Nurse Navigator Amanda Mordecai, of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, hears them every day. Thursday, she hopes to do a little myth-busting at the hospital's first breast cancer education luncheon, a free program which will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at the hospital's Patient Tower Education Rooms 4 and 5.

 

 

Starkville woman dies in hospital after collision with log truck

Posted 10/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville woman died Friday night following a vehicle collision with a logging truck that morning. Jessie L. Brown, 65, was driving her 1995 Chevrolet Lumina southbound on Reed Road in Starkville when she failed to give the right-of-way to the 18-wheeler headed west on Highway 25 and struck the left side of the truck, according to police.

 

 

Candidates discuss economic growth at election social

Posted 10/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Create jobs. Don't raise taxes. These two demands from residents are the most frequently headed by Oktibbeha County supervisor candidates in the Nov. 8 general election.

 

 

MSU students organize protest of 'Personhood Amendment'

Posted 10/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi is the new testing ground for a nationwide initiative that has failed in other states. Initiative No. 26, or the "Personhood Amendment," which aims to change the legal definition of the word "person" in the state constitution, will be on the state election ballot in November.

 

 

Columbus schools consider service animal policy

Posted 10/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Cook Elementary School may become the first school in the Columbus Municipal School District to have a service animal on campus. The board of trustees is currently reviewing a policy which specifies the criteria and conditions under which service animals may be used to assist students in the classroom and at school functions.

 

 

West Point man sought for shooting cousin

Posted 10/12/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- The West Point Police Department is looking for a 20-year-old black male they say shot his cousin last week.

 

Biofuels plant produces power from your garbage

Posted 10/12/2011 in Area

Each week, dumpsters line the curbs of neighborhoods across the Golden Triangle. Garbage trucks comb through towns and rural areas, collecting our throwaways to take to the dump.

 

Joseph St. John resigns from E911 board

Posted 10/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John has resigned from the Columbus-Lowndes E911 board. Lowndes E911 Director Sheri Fancher confirmed that St. John resigned Sunday via email.Former Columbus Police Chief Joseph St. John has resigned from the Columbus-Lowndes E911 board. Lowndes E911 Director Sheri Fancher confirmed that St. John resigned Sunday via email.

 

Two in custody after Creekstone robbery

Posted 10/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two Aberdeen men were arrested in Monroe County after fleeing north on Highway 45 from the scene of an armed robbery at Creekstone Chevron in Columbus Tuesday afternoon.

Police arrest man accused of statutory rape

Posted 10/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Demarcus Antwon Swanigan, 20, of 1905 14th Ave. N. in Columbus, was arrested Monday after being accused of statutory rape.

 

One man charged in Noxubee County shooting

Posted 10/11/2011 in Area

MACON -- Noxubee County sheriff's deputies arrested James "Seymore" Dooley, 22, of 962 Cedar Creek Road in Macon, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, Chief Deputy Terry Grassaree said.

 

 

Clay County to launch drug court program

Posted 10/11/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- By Nov. 1, misdemeanor drug offenders in Clay County will have an alternative to jail time.

 

 

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